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Sam Lyons
Sam Lyons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Little River, S.C.

High School:
North Myrtle Beach

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160

Experience:
3L


Starts the spring ranked eighth on Coastal's career scoring chart at 74.55 strokes per round in 78 rounds played...

Fall 2009: Ranked second in the Big South in fall scoring average at 72.58 strokes in 12 rounds played, including a pair of top-five finishes... Earned his first collegiate medalist honor after tying for first at The McLaughlin with a 2-under 208, leading the Chanticleers to the team victory in the event... Earned Big South Player of the Week for the second time in his career for his win at the McLaughlin... His 208 ties for the 10th-best 54-hole score in Coastal history, while his 67 in the final round was the fall low round for Coastal and third best in the Big South... Started off the season with a tie for fifth at the Golfweek Conference Challenge... Posted five of 12 fall rounds at par or better...

2008-09: Played in 24 rounds, averaging 74.83 strokes per round, the ninth best in the league... Earned All-Big South honors after tying for runner-up honors at the Big South Championship with a 54-hole total of 224...Had three top-10 and four top-20 placings in eight events... Led the Chants with a tie for ninth at the SunTrust Gator Invitational, shooting a 1-under 209, including a 4-under 66 in the opening round... Also tied for ninth at the Desert Shootout with an 8-under 208... His 65 in the second round was a career best and tied for the third lowest in school history... Also tied for 19th as an individual at the General Hackler Championship with a 225... Had five rounds of par or better on the year... Advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links in Norman, Okla., including an upset the top-ranked amateur in the U.S. and No. 2 in the world, Rickie Fowler, in the Round of 16....

2007-08: Played in 21 rounds in seven events as a sophomore... Averaged 75.1 strokes per round and posted five rounds under par... Had his best tournament of the year in the CordeValle Collegiate, shooting a team season-low and career-best 68 in the first round en route to a tie for seventh at three-under 213, earning Big South Golfer of the Week honors... Also finished in the top 20 at the General Hacker Championship, placing 19th at 227... Played for Coastal Carolina at the NCAA East Regional, tying for 47th at 1-over 214, including a 1-under 70 in the first round...

2006-07: Saw action in six events and 21 rounds as a true freshman, posting a 74.81 scoring average... Had one top-10 and two top-20 results while posting six rounds of par or better... Shot a three-round total of 223 to tie for ninth at the Big South Championships and earn All-Big South accolades... Had his first top-20 finish of his college career at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic, firing a 1-over 217 to tie for 11th and help the Chanticleers to the team title... Had four rounds of par or better in the fall, including back-to-back rounds of one-under 71 in the second and third rounds at Duke...

High School: Earned All-State and All-Region honors his final three years at North Myrtle Beach... Named "Toast of the Coast" by The Sun News... Was second at the International Junior Fourball prior to his senior year, as well as finishing third at the Junior Rice Planters... Finished third at Regionals his junior season in 2005... Won the 2004 George Holliday Memorial Classic in Myrtle Beach, shooting even-par 216 and winning in a playoff... Qualified for the United States Team for the WJGC in 2003... Finished third at the 3-A State Championship as a sophomore, as well as finishing third in the S.C. Junior Match Play in 2003... Won the EJGA Tour Championship and South Carolina Junior Match Play his freshman year... Was a member of the Beta Club...

Personal: Full name: Sam Cody Lyons... Son of Ray and Michele Lyons... Majoring in recreation and sport management.